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Goethe-Institut Toronto says
Canadian Premiere

Co-presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Italian Film Festival and Planet in Focus

The film looks at the constant transformation of holiday resorts and the lives of farmers along the South Tyrolean Alps. The region struggles with issues ranging from mass tourism to lack of snow resulting from climate change. Artificial snow with high production costs is used to perpetuate the image of a winter paradise. However, depletion and over-exploitation leave their traces in nature.

A factual documentary about dying mountain villages, mass attractions and the enduring fascination of the Alps.

Hannes Lang, born in Brixen, Italy, in 1981, majored in Media and Documentary at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. While studying, Lang made several documentary shorts such as DER SCHNELLE BRÜTER (2008), a film about a theme park located in a German nuclear power plant that was built in 1985 yet never in operation. In his graduate film LEAVENWORTH, WA (2008) Lang portrayed the eponymous American small town turned into a Bavarian village, attracting tourists from around the world.

Series co-presented by Hot Docs & POV

All GOETHE FILMS are open to audience 18+
Part of the Goethe-Institut’s focus on German Film
In association with Germany @ Canada 2017
Partners from Immigration to Innovation
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By: Goethe-Institut Toronto